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Guide to Canterbury All Saints, Kent family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History

The complex history of the churches on different sites is available at Kent Family History Society.

The Ancient Parish of All Saints was merged with Canterbury St Alphege, Kent in 1902 but the building remained in use as a hall until 1937 demolition.

Canterbury Garrison Church was renamed All Saints Church in 1974

The church and parish of 1800 is referred to in Edward Hasted, 'Canterbury: The churches within the city and suburbs', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 11 (1800), pp. 209-288. at British History Online


Resources

Civil Registration

See Canterbury Registration district

Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.

The Mansion House
(Certificate Centre)
Grove Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1EP

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.


Church records

Canterbury All Saints, Kent parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[1][2][3]
Canterbury All Saints, Kent Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1559-1891 1559-1891 1560-1837 1560-1837 1559-1855 1559-1855

Family History Library film numbers
Archdeacon's transcripts, 1563-1812; Bishop's transcripts, 1603-1878 All Saints Church Canterbury
original records housed at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Canterbury, Kent.
Some early pages damaged.
Canterbury Cathedral Archives no.: DCa/BT/35; DCb/BT1/41; DCb/BT2/45

Parish registers for All Saints' Church, Canterbury, 1559-1891 original records at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The Precincts, in Canterbury, England.
Canterbury Cathedral Archives call nos.: U3/9/1/1-7, 9-10

A summary of deposited records at Canterbury Cathedral Archives and copies of the Garrison Church Baptisms at the Centre for Kentish Studies are available at Kent Family History Society

Census records

Family Search microfilm for Census Returns for the city are at Census returns for Canterbury, 1841-1891

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
[2] to locate outside UK.
Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901



Poor Law Unions

Canterbury Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

References

  1. 'Canterbury baptism records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 November 2013.
  2. 'Canterbury marriage records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.
  3. 'Canterbury burial records coverage', Find My Past, accessed 14 November 2013.

 

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